CodeMark is a voluntary product certification scheme that provides a robust way to ensure a building product or system meets the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code and the National Construction Code of Australia. A product can be a building or construction method, building design or a building material.
CodeMark is suitable for any building product but is particularly beneficial to manufacturers and suppliers of products that are innovative, new to the market or would have serious consequences if they failed. It also provides a marketing advantage as certified products are deemed to comply with the Building Code, are listed on public Registers and can use the CodeMark brand on advertising relating to the product.
It was jointly developed by New Zealand Ministry or Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB).
The schemes although similar are separate in each country and certificates are only valid for the country they are issued in. However, the CodeMark schemes enable pooling of resource and expertise, and increases the access to both trans-Tasman markets for product manufacturers, local and overseas.
JASANZ (the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand) is responsible for assessing and accrediting the bodies that provide CodeMark certification. BRANZ is accredited for both the New Zealand and Australian building codes and markets.
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